Purpose of School Taxes
Here in Hanover it really is all about our kids and their learning, and always has been. Our mission clearly states that we want to provide our kids with the best education possible to prepare them for a productive and wholesome life. And it is our challenge to do that in the context of a rapidly changing world. School taxes serve as an investment in the education of our children, and their future.
Communities We Serve
Hanover School Division operates 18 schools, serving the communities of Blumenort, Bothwell, Crystal Springs, Grunthal, Kleefeld, Landmark, Mitchell, Niverville, and Steinbach. HSD consists of approximately 7,800 students and 1,100 total staff.
Each year, the Hanover School Division Board of Trustees approve a budget for the following school year. In advance of finalizing the HSD budget, the Board of Trustees holds a Public Consultation on Budget, providing the public with opportunity to learn more about the budgeting process and to give feedback to Trustees.
As part of the budget process, a division-wide Mill Rate is established which serves as a formula for calculating local taxation (school tax levy). HSD Trustees are very mindful of the budgetary impact on local taxation, and work hard to find cost savings, balancing the educational needs of Hanover students with divisional growth.
2016/17 Budget Approval – Official News Release (PDF)
The following FAQ provides information on how school taxation and local tax dollars are an important and necessary funding source in providing a quality education to HSD students.